M.F.A. - Woodworking and Furniture Design
This program leads to the terminal degree in the studio arts. Men and women come to the program from diverse backgrounds such as architecture, interior design, industrial design, art history, law, and teaching, as well as undergraduate wood programs. The MFA is generally a two-year, full-time program. In the first year, students identify issues in their technical and aesthetic background and, along with faculty, create a program of study to address these areas. Simultaneously, they discover directions in their work that are promising for further exploration. Based upon this experience, they develop a thesis proposal and, in the second year, create a comprehensive body of work. This work culminates in the end-of-the-year graduate thesis exhibition in the college gallery and a written thesis in support of the work.
Portfolio: should consist of at least 20 examples of the applicant’s best visual work. The work can be presented as a digital portfolio of stand-alone computer files that will run on a MAC or PC. 35mm slides displayed in 8 1/2” x 11” vinyl protective slide pages, are also acceptable.
# of Credits Required:
International Student Requirements:
International students need a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based). Those coming from countries where the baccalaureate degree is not given for programs in the practice of art may be admitted to graduate study if the diploma or certificate received approximates the standards of the BFA, BA, or BS degrees and if their academic records and portfolios indicate an ability to meet graduate standards.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 10,000 - 19,999